Instrument Training Program

The Symphony’s Instrument Training and Support (IT&S) program provides assistance to instrumental music programs in San Francisco’s public middle schools and high schools, grades 6-12. Through the IT&S program, together with Adventures in Music (AIM), which serves grades 1-5, the Symphony provides music education experiences to San Francisco schoolchildren throughout their elementary and secondary school years. IT&S provides:

  • Professional Coaching — the services of professional musicians who visit schools weekly throughout the school year as coaches.  There are 18 teaching artists this year, specializing in string, woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments.
  • Instrument and Musical Supplies — such as bows, shoulder rests, reeds, mouthpieces, music stands and sheet music. IT&S also provides instrument repairs.
  • Symphony Tickets — to selected San Francisco Symphony and Youth Orchestra concerts.


Ron Gallman
Director, Education

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